News - News Releases 2020

  • 21 December 2020

    Economic Update: Issue 12/2020

    Most of the data reported in this issue of the Economic Update refer to October 2020 and reflect the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and the introduction of additional containment measures.

  • 21 December 2020

    Central Bank of Malta publishes final text of the revised CBM Directive No. 11

    The Central Bank of Malta (the Bank) published today the final text of the revised CBM Directive No. 11 on ‘Macro-prudential policy’.

  • 18 December 2020

    Coin marks Armed Forces of Malta anniversary

    The Malta Armed Forces Act, which came into force on 22 September 1970, made provision “for the raising and maintenance of armed forces in Malta and to provide for matters connected therewith or ancillary thereto”. With this instrument, Malta could set up its own standing armed forces.

  • 11 December 2020

    ECB public consultation on payment statistics

    On 27 February 2020 the European Central Bank (ECB) launched a public consultation on the draft ECB Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1409/2013 of the ECB of 28 November 2013 on payments statistics (ECB/2013/43), which updates the requirements for collecting and reporting payments statistics.

  • 11 December 2020

    Outlook for the Maltese Economy 2020-2023

    In the light of the pandemic situation, which has continued to develop during recent months, the Central Bank of Malta (the Bank) expects Malta’s gross domestic product (GDP) to contract by 7.5% this year, and subsequently to grow by 5.9% in 2021, by 4.4% in 2022, and by 4.2% in 2023.